Before Chevy started calling its line of full-size pickups “Chevrolet Silverado” in the late ‘90s, the Bow Tie brand used the “C/K” designation, with the Silverado name attached to an available trim level. The Chevrolet K10 featured here is one extremely clean example of that older era. Hailing from 1987 and outfitted with a few custom modifications, this square body is now up for sale in Nashville, Tennessee.
No doubt about it, the most striking thing about this particular Chevrolet K10 Silverado is the way it looks. The straight, blocky body panels are covered in deep black paint, which look polished and buffed to a mirror-like finish. Complementing the dark exterior is an assortment of polished chrome for the bumpers, side trim, sideview mirrors, bed rails, and fender trim.
Per tradition, the Chevrolet K10 gets a sizable ride height lift courtesy of a Rough Country suspension kit, while the stock rollers were swapped out for eyeball-grabbing 22-inch Gear wheels, once again with a chrome finish. Wrapping the 22’s is a set of Toyo M/T off-road tires sized at 35×12.5.
Moving over to the cabin, the interior looks pretty cherry, with red upholstery covering the bench seating, complemented by further red touches to the doors, dash and headliner. Factory A/C keeps things comfortable while an AM/FM/Cassette stereo deck keep the tunes flowing.
Mounted behind that rectangular front grille is a Chevy 350 Small-Block V8, which mates to a 700R4 four-speed automatic overdrive transmission. An “original-style” exhaust (complete with a catalytic convertor) expels spent gasses and V8 fun-noises to boot. Front disc brakes and rear drums haul it all down.
All told, this Chevrolet K10 has a clean, custom style that can’t be matched by its modern equivalents. It’s got just a hint of the old school to add to the flavor, and even though it’s not all-original, it stays within the bounds of good taste all the same.
Mileage is tagged at a surprisingly low 17,803, while the asking price is set at $39,995.
Source: Streetside Classics